Coping in a Distance Environment: Digital Education
Digital Education… sounds cool right? Totally! And chances are it’s probably efficient as well. However, digital education takes some conditioning, training and a self-motivating attitude to achieve and succeed.
In our day in age, information is taking residence within the Internet. We can access anything we desire. People can teach themselves a new language through the Internet, people can research practically anything they have interest in. Heck, I hate cooking, but I guarantee I can find an easy tutorial on how to make an amazing dinner that will make me look pro.
Needless to say, learning is shifting from the location of a classroom, to the fingertips at your keyboard. It doesn’t matter where you are [you could be on your bed in your pj’s] and you could be learning about the Roman Empire, or how Cardiologists implant stints. Take your pick, the information is only a click away.
So take a moment to think about it. What is online information and learning doing to your life. Can it change the way you perceive information. Does it change your social networks? Does online education provide you with more spare time or less.
As education evolves, and the technology alike, we will be seeing many changes that will either drive our educational system to a new level, or to a spiraling downfall of overwhelming information overload.
In this power point, a study was done upon a set up students who were participating in a online degree program. The school conducted several interviews with students throughout the school year to monitor their progress and opinion of the program.
Here is what they had to say!